Posts tagged "Madhouse"

HEAR THIS: Cham ft. O “Get Drunk”

HEAR THIS: Cham ft. O "Get Drunk"

Reasoning with Cham: ”No! We never pay! We lawless.”

Whenever the artist who gave us classic cuts like “Ghetto Story” connects with his year-to-year sparring partner Dave Kelly of Madhouse Records, you can expect something wicked. The second official track (after the boasy “Money Wine“) off Cham’s  Lawless album just premiered  on MASS APPEAL. “Get Drunk” is a sexy, fun, flirtatious tune that Cham describes as “a fusion of dancehall and world music.” It’s also the long-awaited return of Miss O, whose previous collabs with Cham—”Back Way,” “Tun Up” and “Wine“—were straight bangers. “She had been kinda staying away from the recording booth for a minute,” says Cham “but I got her to grace her presence on this track which is a good thing.” Cham says he made her an offer she couldn’t refuse, which judging by the song may have involved some strong liquor and a few acrobatic positions.    Audio & Interview After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Cham ft. Damian Marley “Fighter” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Cham ft. Damian Marley "Fighter" Official Music Video

Show Me The Light, And Mek It Shine Bright

Anytime Cham and Dave Kelly connect, they’re going to make a big tune. But when Cham and the Stranger link with Gongzilla? Now that’s history in the making. We’ve been all over this song “Fighter” since it first dropped, but today the visuals were premiered over at Hova’s site, Life & Times. (Now that’s how you roll out a big project.) Love the image of the two Damians playing chess—and making big moves. #Kings. Show them the light.
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HEAR THIS: Cham ft. Damian Marley “Fighter”

HEAR THIS: Cham ft. Damian Marley "Fighter"

Gongzilla Combines With The Kid On This Brand New Madhouse Selection 

A new joint from The Stranger (aka Dave Kelly) is an event. He and his brother Tony created the blueprint of modern dancehall. The Stranger’s latest production shows a definite trap/EDM influence but it still sounds just as Stink as ever. Junior Gong sings a hook that sounds like a Bible verse (“We shall reap the riches, plentiful like the grains of sand”) while Cham spits bars on behalf of “The faithful, the ones who never stop till the work is done. Show them the light. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Cham “Lawless” Video

This Ain’t No Beach Party

 Cham’s “Stripper Pose” video looks like it had to be one of the funnest video shoots ever. Beautiful girls on a beach with big bass cabinets blasting dancehall—what’s not to like? His song “Lawless” video might be on the same Dave Kelly–produced riddim, but the visuals depict totally different situation. It’s a rudeboy tune after all, a block-by-block survey of which neighborhood in Kingston is the maddest and why. We’re talking black bandanas, high-speed chases, outwitting Babylon at every turn. Fasten your seatbelt. Video After The Jump…

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Reasoning With Cham & O

Reshma B Chats With Dancehall’s Hottest Husband And Wife Duo

Just after mashing up the stage at Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica, Cham & O speak with the ReggaeGirlAboutTown about being the hottest married couple in the dancehall game. EveryTING Tun up. Video After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Cham “Stripper Pose” Video

This Might Just Be The Sexiest Video Of The Year

We’ve seen a lot of sexiness in dancehall videos this year. We’ve seen girls tun up, bruk it down, and just a bubble. But this new Cham joint just took it to another level. It’s so simple, so raw, so real. Cham just strung up a sound, threw a likkle beach party, and invited a few friends over, and everyTING tun up. The only part we don’t understand is why the hook says “you own the clothes” and these girls are wearing next to nothing. Oh well, bikinis ain’t cheap. Just make sure to rinse the sand outta your shorts. Video after the jump
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WATCH THIS: Cham ft. O “Tun Up” Video

The Video Tun Up Too

It’s only right that Cham’s lady O plays the starring role in the new video for their dancehall banger “Tun Up.” You done know what it’s all about… Maad ting!
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HEAR THIS: Bounty Killer “The Message” (Done Talk)

The Poor People Governor Turns It Up Again With Madhouse

Gully Gaad, Warlord, Timberlee, Cham and Chase Cross at Big Yard Studio.

Madhouse Productions’ new “Turn It Up” riddim has been making noise for a couple of weeks already. But the mission was not complete until late last night, when Dave Kelly and Rodney Price finished off “The Message,” a powerful statement that Killer and Madhouse were back in effect—”the link seal and the link real.” And the new lyrics in the full version go even harder…

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Bling Dawg Turns It Up

Haters Suck An Egg! Ricky Rudie’s Rallying Back Again In 2010

Remember when Ricky Rudie was telling folk to “Gwan Suck An Egg” and linking Kartel via “Phone Call“? Seems like the DJ has been cooling out for a second, until he touched down on Breadback’s “Tan Bad” riddim the other day, and things started percolating… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Rodney Price “The Message”

Madhouse Pon Them Case Again… The Link Seal And The Link Real

Last week Madhouse fired a warning shot that got the whole dancehall diaspora buzzing. The tune was called “Stronger” by Cham featuring Mykal “Grammy” Roze and it’s a Certified Boomshot. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Major Lazer “Hold The Line” REMIX Santigold & Mr. Lexx featuring Cham… “Call Mi”

All circuits are busy now. Please wheel and come again.

You probably heard about Diplo and Switch, how they’ve been cooking up a batch of futuristic dancehall bangers. Read more »